Code tour: 2017-04-02 to 2017-04-29

Apr. 29th, 2017 03:06 pm
azurelunatic: A castle with rockets and fire cannons with the DW D on it. (Castle Dreamwidth)
[personal profile] azurelunatic posting in [site community profile] dw_dev
So we've got a code push coming up tomorrow! The code push will include stuff from mid-February until now. With one small exception, most of this is not yet live on the site. (The exception is the stuff that [staff profile] mark faithfully checked in, so the repository matches what's live in production.)

This tour covers April. It was a busy, busy month: 53 total issues resolved
Contributors: [ profile] NightFlyer, [ profile] afuna, [ profile] kaberett, [ profile] kareila, [ profile] rahaeli, [ profile] srukle, [ profile] zorkian

[staff profile] karzilla was doing something akin to NaNoWriMo for development, and it shows!

This is [ profile] NightFlyer's first contribution! Welcome!

Read more... )

And unless someone sneaks in some fixes under the wire, that's it for now!
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[personal profile] fairestcat
World Ain't Ready (185796 words) by idiopathicsmile - Les Misérables - All Media Types - Enjolras/Grantaire, background Courfeyrac/Jean Prouvaire

Do you ever read a fic and it's just so right and true and real that it just burrows into your heart and makes a home there because it's everything you always wanted, but never knew you needed? Yeah, this fic is like that for me.

It's a fake-dating, high school AU and I'll be honest, neither of those are things are go-to fic tropes for me. And yet, I spent all day today, in between some really, spectacularly unpleasant stuff that I can't talk about, just soaking in this fic. Basking in it and everything it represents.

It's about queerness and community and finding trust, when trust seems impossible. And it's about being seventeen and queer in a conservative town, with fucked up brain-chemistry and crippling self-doubt and overwhelming expectations and basically, what it was like to be ME. This fic was like looking into a mirror.

Only this mirror-me got the things I desperately needed and I'm not sure could ever have had. Because I went to high school in the mid-90s and although a remarkable number of my high school friends have since come out, we never -- could never -- talk about it at the time. I didn't even have the language or self-awareness to talk about this shit. Not about being queer. Not about my fucked up brain chemistry. Not about the crippling fear that I was smart, but not smart enough. (If I could have talked about the second one, the third one might not have come back to bite me in the ass so much in university).

So, yeah, this fic is going to stick with me for a long fucking time, in the way that all the best fiction does. It's one of the most honest stories I've read in a long, long time.

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Apr. 28th, 2017 12:23 am
staranise: A star anise floating in a cup of mint tea (Default)
[personal profile] staranise
Sooo also, separately from the very deserving kitten, if anyone feels up to helping me out I'd really appreciate it.

I mean, I earned $80 last week! That's exciting. And I've been doing a lot of advertising things, like giving free talks and going to schools to sell principals and school counsellors on our services. But before I even get a permit to practice (ANY DAY NOW) I had to pay dues and application fees, which were over $500.

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Apr. 28th, 2017 12:21 am
staranise: A star anise floating in a cup of mint tea (Default)
[personal profile] staranise
fuzzy calico kitten curled up in a sweater, gently touched by a hand

Hey guys, can you help? My friend Sarah just adopted a kitten who’d been dumped in her neighbourhood and was struggling to survive. Sarah and her husband are awesome cat guardians and I’ve seen them look after sick rescue kittens and geriatric family pets before with amazing love and dedication.

However, they’re not super rich and taking care of a new kitten properly is an unexpected expense. They’re looking to raise enough money to pay for vet visits, vaccinations, spay, and pet insurance to make sure Nimue (that’s her name) has a good start in life.

If you’re able to help them out, please send money to via Paypal.

Thanks! (And thanks for signalboosting)

Code push scheduled for Sunday night

Apr. 27th, 2017 03:03 pm
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[staff profile] karzilla posting in [site community profile] dw_maintenance
We are planning to do a code push late this weekend, at approximately 8pm PDT / 11pm EDT / 3am UTC on Sunday, Apr 30 (or May 1 for you transatlantic types.).

I don't have a list of changes for you yet, but most will fall into the following categories: things users have complained about to support volunteers, things support volunteers have complained about to developers, things [staff profile] denise has complained about not working the way she expects them to (and as we all know, The Boss is Always Right), and things that were printing warnings over and over in the production server logs, making it hard to spot when less frequent, more urgent errors were being printed. Oh, and also all the unused code I ripped out at the roots, which if you notice that, I did it wrong.

To sum up: we are rolling out a bunch of requested changes, so thank you all for your feedback!

If you're new to Dreamwidth and interested in tracking our development process, our commit logs are published to [site community profile] changelog and [community profile] changelog_digest, and every month or so, one of our volunteers will translate those often-cryptic entries into witty, informative code tours! The most recent one was published on April 1, so we're about due for a new one. Hint, hint.

We'll update here again to let you know when the code push is imminent!
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[personal profile] raisethesail posting in [community profile] style_system
Hi! Wondering if I could get a bit of help here.

I'm currently using the Venture layout and I need to position an image somewhere. :)

Ideally I'd like the image to appear at the bottom of my "profile" module, so is there any custom CSS I can use to include it in that module?

If that's not possible, is there a way to remove the header from the custom text module so it will display without a title, so I just can stick the html img code in there?

Thank you in advance ♥

Help needed, Problem solved

Apr. 26th, 2017 11:16 pm
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[personal profile] deanshot1 posting in [community profile] style_system
 I'm using style Heads Up, I was originally using my imported LiveJournal one but I wanted them to look different. 

I was wondering if there is anyway to move the Navigation link from the top of my journal to the bottom. It appears on both the top and the bottom once I go back through my journal entries but I only want to have them on the bottom not the top. 

I have no idea how to do CSS, the only thing I did know was how to put in my own header image.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Problem solved in comments.

This is a first for me

Apr. 25th, 2017 08:43 pm
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[personal profile] sabotabby
renouf the goof tweetApparently my little design got famous enough to be tweeted by local fascist nutjob Greg "the Goof" Renouf!

I would be flattered were it not for three critical errors in his sentence-long tweet:

1) I'm not actually an anarchist, nor am I part of any anarchist group, nor does this design have anything to do with or benefit any anarchist group. I'm not even sure which anarchist group he's talking about. I mean, I like (some) anarchists and I have broad ideological agreements and commonalities with them, but I lived in a cooperative house for too long to actually be an anarchist, as I'm quite fussy about dishes and such.

2) It says right in the product description that the graphic refers to peacefully dealing with fascism through fun sports like baseball.

3) And this is the weirdest one—I am not nor have I ever been a Christian. I mean, this commemorates a battle primarily fought by Jews, albeit with some Christian allies. But while I've been accused of belonging to all sorts of beliefs and causes that I have nothing to do with, I don't think I have ever in my life been mistaken for a Christian.

So that's neat.

Entry navigation

Apr. 25th, 2017 08:11 pm
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[personal profile] silvs_fiction posting in [community profile] style_system

I've recently moved her from LJ and I am using Practicality layout on both my journals here (both are paid for).

I would like to have entry navigation links at the top of each entry as well as at the bottom, similar to that found in the Flexible Squares Layout at LJ.

Any assistance would be very welcome. :-)

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Apr. 24th, 2017 11:01 pm
staranise: Jane Bennet does her sister Elizabeth's hair. (From the 2005 Pride and Prejudice) ([personal] Bennet sisters)
[personal profile] staranise
A few thoughts about Jane Austen's Persuasion:

Spoilers )

Request for help

Apr. 24th, 2017 06:26 pm
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[personal profile] herself_nyc posting in [community profile] style_system
Could one of you kind souls link me to the page where I can set the style for my reading page and posting page? I set it to Lynx, which I hate, and can't recall now how I did that.


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Apr. 23rd, 2017 11:58 pm
staranise: A star anise floating in a cup of mint tea (Default)
[personal profile] staranise
I had Quite the Weekend dealing with OMGCP fandom shit on Tumblr, which made me create [community profile] parsitive for Parse-friendly fandom; there's also been some chatter lately on [community profile] smh_team.

Quick announcement

Apr. 23rd, 2017 10:58 am
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[personal profile] sabotabby
My last review for terror_scifi is—not coincidentally—my first review for [community profile] terror_sffa and is, accordingly, posted in both places. That's right, we now have a community on Dreamwidth! So go over there and join for more reviews, recommendations, discussions, and awesome people.

The death of a cat

Apr. 22nd, 2017 05:58 pm
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[personal profile] dianora
Losing a pet is hard for everyone but Tony's death hit me pretty hard. I first met Tony when he was still one of my mother's cats. He was standoffish, very much unlike my mother's female cat who was and still is very affectionate. Perhaps that's what I liked about Tony. His aloofness. He was much more neurotic a cat than Jesssie, the other cat, my mom treated Tony with more yelling than Jessie.

When my mother died we adopted the pair of them. Tony and Jessie. Tony was always harder to approach, very much more frightened than Jessie; even hissing at me when we came to bring them to their new home. It took Tony much longer to adopt us than it did for Jessie, but his purr and affection when he finally did adopt us was no less welcome. One night he simply jumped up on the bed and
starting purring. Sure, he just wanted his breakfast but we loved it anyway.

I admit I spoiled him rotten. He would look up at me with those brown eyes (They weren't actually brown) and ask me with a little meep for a treat and yes, he had me trained to give him a treat. Sometimes he would put his paw on my knee and ask for more. Did I have any resistance to his pleas? Nope. He was a spoiled rotten little boy.

He and Nanook our much younger calico were great playmates. He'd chase her, she'd chase him back; Sometimes even in the day time rather than the wee hours of the night. He was a jumper and
killed the red dot many times on the wall and floor.

He'd come over and rub his face on my laptop and allow me to start stroking his head. Sometimes. It always had to be his idea, unlike Jessie. Then he'd tentatively put a paw on my stomach
think about it, then settle on my tummy to be stroked while he purred.

We knew for a long time that he had a dodgy heart. What is better for a pet? Especially an older animal? Should we have allowed the heart specialists to test him in the vet hospital for a week?
Surgery? At 13 years old? No. That's selfish. It's hard to talk to a cat and ask. We were warned that he could simply drop dead of a heart attack but what happened instead was aortic thromboembolism. We wondered where he was for breakfast and finally heard him in the
basement crying as both his rear legs had gone limp. A blood clot. I was hopeful something could be done, perhaps a week of waiting and some meds to treat. Our hopes were dashed by the vet, it was time to let him go.

Maybe what made it much harder was losing Tony the same month my mother had died (April) two years ago. A link lost to my mother. He was a great cat.

Sabs reads a book that is not YA

Apr. 21st, 2017 06:58 pm
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[personal profile] sabotabby
it can't happen hereSince no one else has finished their three YA books yet, I get to read adult books until they're done. Yay! I just finished It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis, and I have a lot of feels, and need to talk about it.

You may have heard of it as "that dystopian novel written in 1935 that suddenly ended up on the bestseller list again because it predicted Trump's presidency." It is, basically, that—written to warn Americans, well before WWII, about the dangers of fascism in a populist mask. It's not the only such book, but there's something particularly resonant in it—probably because the weird-looking, jovial, outsider president is just so very Cheeto Benito that it's deeply chilling to read.

I also very much related to the protagonist, despite the fact that he's completely a liberal who complains at great length about how the Marxists are a bit shit. (I have to say, as a commie myself, the book's scathing portrayal of communists is pretty much accurate.) This guy has to be one of my favourite dystopian fiction protagonists, as he really just wants to be left alone to sleep in, get laid, and read proper literature, but people keep being fascist at him so he has to actually go out and fight. That's me in a nutshell, or would be before Netflix was invented.

It does pretty well on gender—again, 1935, just in case you're ever inclined to write off a lack of interesting and complex female characters in a book as a product of its time—there are multiple overtly feminist women, one of whom gets to kick way more ass than any of the male characters. It's worse on sexual orientation, if only because the only prominent queer character is based on Ernst Röhm and meets a similar fate (it's unknown whether the writing of the book was completed before the Night of the Long Knives, but one doesn't have to be all that prescient to guess at what happens to people like Röhm under fascist regimes, or Milo Yiannopoulos, for that matter).

At any rate, I was absolutely engrossed and if you want a likely portrait of what the next four years will bring, give this book written over 80 years ago a read. And never sleep again.

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Apr. 21st, 2017 09:21 pm
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[personal profile] prue84 posting in [community profile] style_system
Hi all. :)

I've just made the final step to import LJ to my dead DW account. I don't wish to bother with installing a custom style and picked "Argyle" theme from the ones available.

I just occurred into an issue that makes me go mad.

For years, LJ didn't resize the images in your entries, so if you have a pic bigger than the container (or even your screen), you just got the horizontal scrollbar.
Recently, though, LJ started to auto-resize them and in my LJ style they get resized to 500px. Aspect ration is respected. I was then forced to modify all my posts to add a link for the fullsize (xx_original.jpg) pic.

I should also note that in the html for the entry I always specify the width and height of every image.

On DW, though (or, at least, in the style I'm using) there is no resize. I tried to manually the code seen here and then add some variations of

.entry-content img {
max-width: 99%;
height: auto;

in the custom css, changing from "99%" to "100%" or "500px". Anyway, the point is that aspect ration is never respected, the image keeps the original height and therefore the images gets stretched.
Same post: on LJ and on DW. (put the max-width to 500px so you can visibly see the difference).

A research on google didn't help, the code above should be apparently enough. Is there any way to force the aspect ration to be mantained on my theme? I don't really want to edit every single post to change the width and height values (and doing calculations for every single image so to respect ration - see, open every image in image editor, scale to 500 and note down the new height value) and, at this point, I'm too much used to the image resized that I don't want to see the original size in the entry anymore.

I use Argyle for Crisped. My account is free.

Thank you. :)

Spinach Daal with Spiced Eggplant

Apr. 21st, 2017 08:01 pm
highlyeccentric: Demon's Covenant - Kitchen!fail - I saw you put rice in the toaster (Demon's Covenant - kitchen!fail)
[personal profile] highlyeccentric posting in [community profile] omnomnom
This is really a mash-up of two recipes, with the ultimate aim of providing Sufficient Nutrients in a single meal. The first is Jack Monroe's Spinach & lentil daal, from their second book; the second recipe is the Epicurious Indian spiced eggplant recipe. Both have been customised by me, for me. (This means they are white girl versions of indian food. Caveat lector)

Access and dietary notes )

What you need and what you do with it )
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[personal profile] beable
Mal: Ship like this will be with you ’til the day you die.
Zoe: That’s ’cause it’s a death trap.

My car, in the words of the mechanic, is no longer considered roadworthy. It has thousands of dollars with of mechanical issues wrong with it, and the body is sufficiently corroded that it can no longer be loaded onto a hoist, and the bumpers are partially attached to the car by happy thoughts.

I've now signed up for Vrtucar, and will have the summer to decide if that is suitable for me or if I need to go car shopping and start budgeting for car payments again.

I had designs on turning my car into an art project when it was near the end of it's lifespan - something akin to the Electric Mayhem paint job from the original Muppet Movie:

Given both the costs involved in painting the car, and the fact that I really ought not to be driving it around much, it doesn't seem practical. Though the prospect of trying to fund it on Kickstarter is entertaining:
main goal: cover the costs of the paint and related costs
stretch goal #1: cover the required mechanical repairs so that my car is suffuciently safe to drive to actually pass inspection!
stretch goal #2: cover the required repairs to the body so that this art car can decorate society for years to come!

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Apr. 20th, 2017 12:25 am
staranise: A star anise floating in a cup of mint tea (Default)
[personal profile] staranise
I missed three days of medication for no good reason this weekend, and it's been a bit of a trial getting my head back onto an even keel. While, or perhaps because, this was going on, I tackled some upsets in my current fandom on Tumblr. Which left me totally paranoid that a ton of people hate me now and I'm on some social hitlist. I've counterattacked by asking people to show me their pets, which people are always willing to do, so when I check the activity page for the blog I'm anticipating unpleasantness on, it's all filled with tag notifications of cute animal pics. I AM CLEVER.

Discussion of anti-racism and other SJ efforts in OMGCP fandom; would love input from activist-educators and POC )

The importer has (mostly) caught up!

Apr. 19th, 2017 11:02 pm
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[staff profile] denise posting in [site community profile] dw_maintenance
Our content importer has mostly caught up with its backlog; almost everything that's still listed as being "in the queue" are jobs that were tried, failed once or more with a temporary failure, and are waiting to try again. (The importer tries a few times, at successively longer intervals, when it gets a failure it thinks might be temporary/might correct itself later on.) This means that new imports scheduled now should complete in hours (or even minutes), not the "several days" it's been taking.

If you tried to schedule a second import while the first one was still running, at any time in the past 10 days or so, you may have confused the poor thing. If you think your import should be finished by now and it isn't, and you're seeing "Aborted" on the Importer Status part of the Importer page, feel free to open a support request in the Importer category and we'll look into it for you. (It may take a little bit before you get a response; those of us who have the access to look into importer problems have been really busy for the past two weeks or so, and I at least need a few days to catch my breath a bit before diving back into the fray! But we'll do what we can.)

I hope all y'all are continuing to settle in well to your new home!


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